LPN to RN Classes, Schools and Programs

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can take their nursing careers to the next level and earn more ownership of managing patient care by becoming registered nurses (RNs). Continue reading to learn about licensed LPN to RN transition programs, and get career information for RNs. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

As an RN, you can take a more hands-on role in establishing a healthcare plan with patients and doctors. Also, you may have more authority to administer drugs and intravenous fluids. Furthermore, an LPN to RN program is the intermediate step between an LPN and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which is often required for nursing management positions.

Programs Online, part-time, full-time and accelerated programs are available.
Classes LPN to RN programs include classes such as anatomy, biology and chemistry as well as psychology and emergency care.
Degree An associate's degree in nursing

Am I Eligible for an LPN to RN Program?

Your eligibility for a program is largely determined by whether you have your LPN credential, regardless of whether it is current. If you are a licensed practical nurse interested in becoming a registered nurse, you can attend an LPN to RN program. Some LPN to RN programs also admit licensed vocational nurses or other medical professionals, like licensed paramedics.

What Classes Will I Take?

In addition to the classes listed above, you may also complete nursing courses for different populations including children and mental health patients. Specific courses you can expect to find in an LPN to RN program include:

  • Health assessment
  • Principles of health and illness
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Medical-surgical nursing

What LPN to RN Programs Are Available?

Most online programs consist of online lectures but still require in-person clinical courses and lab work. Full-time programs usually require one year to complete; part-time programs require longer. Accelerated programs are also available. These programs give you credit for your work experience, thereby shortening the overall program length.

Schools offering online and on-campus LPN to RN programs include:

  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Coahoma Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College
  • University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

What Happens After I Complete an LPN to RN Program?

After completing the LPN to RN program, you receive an associate's degree in nursing. You should be able to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), which is required for RN licensure. Additional requirements for RN licensure can vary; for instance, some states require a criminal background check.

Will Attending a Program Increase My Career Opportunities?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for LPN's in May of 2017 was $45,030. At the same time, the median income for RN's was $70,000 (www.bls.gov). After completing the program and passing the NCLEX-RN, you are eligible for licensing as an RN and for higher paying jobs with more responsibility.

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